Weird World War III: One-Year Sales Report

A Book Launch in the Time of COVID-19 and Cyberwar (Continued)

In the first year since launch, BookScan reported a total of 816 Weird World War III US retail print sales. Below is a month-by-month sales view with trade paperback and mass market paperback sales in dark and light blue, respectively.

Below are the BookScan US trade paperback and mass market paperback sales as reported by Amazon for the period of September 27th through October 3rd by geography. As a reminder, BookScan compiles point-of-sales data from ~10,000 retailers throughout the US, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Target, and Buy.Com. Retailers such as Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club do not participate. As such, BookScan estimates that this point-of-sales data represent about 75% of all brick-and-mortar and online retail print book sales in the US. It does not include ebook sales, sales outside the US, sales to libraries, or used book sales.

According to Bookscan, Weird World War III sold 43 copies in the final week of this one-year period, an increase 38 copies from the prior week. The huge increase was primarily driven by the release of the anthologies mass market paperback.

Amazon reviews for Weird World War III ended this one-year period at 53 with an average rating of 4.1.

Again, if you’re reading this and still haven’t purchased a copy yet, please do. All you need do is click one of the links below. If you have purchased a copy, thank you so much. If you don’t mind doing a quick Amazon review, I would be even more grateful.

Onward!



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Weird World War III: To-Date Promotional Summary: October 7th Update

Here’s a cumulative summary of all the promotional activity I’ve compiled as of October 5, 2021. The only addition this week is an interview on Weird World War III at Free Talk Live.

So far, Weird World War III has garnered media appearances in the following formats:

  • 22 Radio / Podcast / Video Interviews
  • 3 Written Interviews
  • 7 Features or Blog Posts
  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Think Pieces
  • 1 Story Note
  • 1 Ad
  • 95 Blog Posts on Through a Glass Darkly (including posts about Weird World War IV)

More specifically, Weird World War III has been mentioned or appeared in the below formats and venues:

Podcasts / Interviews (Video or Radio)

Interviews / Profiles (Online)

Features / Mentions

Reviews

Think Pieces

Story Notes

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Weird World War III: To-Date Promotional Summary: September 27th Update

Here’s a cumulative summary of all the promotional activity I’ve compiled as of September 27, 2021. The only addition this week is a nice little feature on Weird World War III on Paul Semel’s website.

So far, Weird World War III has garnered media appearances in the following formats:

  • 21 Radio / Podcast / Video Interviews
  • 3 Written Interviews
  • 7 Features or Blog Posts
  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Think Pieces
  • 1 Story Note
  • 1 Ad
  • 94 Blog Posts on Through a Glass Darkly (including posts about Weird World War IV)

More specifically, Weird World War III has been mentioned or appeared in the below formats and venues:

Podcasts / Interviews (Video or Radio)

Interviews / Profiles (Online)

Features / Mentions

Reviews

Think Pieces

Story Notes

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Weird World War III Interview Featured on Paul Semel’s Site

To promote the launch of the Weird World War III mass market paperback release, I did an interview on Paul Semel’s site. Check it out here, and please order a copy below!


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Laird Barron Discusses His Weird World War IV Story, “The Big Whimper” on Chthonica

Laird Barron discusses his character, Rex, in his Weird World War IV story, “The Big Whimper” on the Chthonica podcast. Check out the full interview below. You can find his discussion on Rex at the 38:56-minute mark.

Greg Greene and Laird Barron, “Laird Barron on the worlds, metaphysics, influences, and – yes – dogs in his horror fiction”, Chthonica, 30 June 2021

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